While a movie’s box office numbers are a good sign of its popularity or the level of anticipation it was able to muster, one could argue that Blu-ray sales are an indicator of just how beloved that title is. It’s one thing to buy a ticket to see a film once, and another to pay a premium price to own that film forever. Knowing this has to make you wonder what the biggest Blu-ray sellers of all time are – and fortunately we are here to provide that bit of interesting information.
It has been revealed by the movie tracking website The Numbers that a new film has taken over the number one spot of the all-time best selling Blu-ray rankings, so we thought it an appropriate time to do a bit of analysis to see which titles from the past few years have continued to dominate the charts. Some of the answers will surprise you!
10. The HangoverOriginal Release Date: December 15, 2009
Total Units Sold: 3,435,979
Total Consumer Spending: $57,412,803
Though the final two chapters of the Hangover trilogy were considered critical disappointments, they seemingly haven’t done anything to hurt the Blu-ray sales of the original – which still works rather well as an individual comedy effort. What’s even more impressive about these sales, however, is the fact that The Hangover is the only R-rated movie on the top 10 – which means that it’s not the only one being bolstered by sales of parents buying copies for their kids.